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    Question Support for Kindle Fire?

    I can load the front page, but it seems that my Kindle Fire (First Generation) using Silk Browser is unable to load any of the pages using 'https.' Therefore I cannot log in, view the forums, lotteries, or any other content that uses the 'https' protocol.

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    My Kindle Paperwhite 3G has a web browser too, so support for that would also be cool.

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    It may not be as simple as that. I have a Fire HD, and it is quite happy with other https pages. However, when it tries to load the forums, it erroneously reports that I have cookies disabled.

    I need to get out my 1st Gen Fire to check on that, but I pretty csrtain that it too could handle other https pages successfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjk47 View Post
    It may not be as simple as that. I have a Fire HD, and it is quite happy with other https pages. However, when it tries to load the forums, it erroneously reports that I have cookies disabled.

    I need to get out my 1st Gen Fire to check on that, but I pretty csrtain that it too could handle other https pages successfully.
    I'm not as tech-savvy as I might like to pretend. Are you suggesting that I need to disable cookies on my Fire?

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    I get the same "please enable cookies" response on my android tablet with ICS and Chrome. If I click a link from that page, it gives me an SSL certificate error, and if I tell it to proceed anyway, it finally loads the forums. Firefox on the same tablet goes straight to the forums, no muss and no fuss.

    See if you can get the same from the Kindle's native Silk browser. If not, you might want to see if Amazon's app store has Opera or Chrome or Firefox available.

    I don't plan to log into the forums from my tablet at all, so I haven't tested whether that works. (Retyping login information every hour is enough of a pain with a real keyboard; I'll pass on doing the same with a tablet keyboard.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjolier View Post
    I get the same "please enable cookies" response on my android tablet with ICS and Chrome. If I click a link from that page, it gives me an SSL certificate error, and if I tell it to proceed anyway, it finally loads the forums. Firefox on the same tablet goes straight to the forums, no muss and no fuss.

    See if you can get the same from the Kindle's native Silk browser. If not, you might want to see if Amazon's app store has Opera or Chrome or Firefox available.

    I don't plan to log into the forums from my tablet at all, so I haven't tested whether that works. (Retyping login information every hour is enough of a pain with a real keyboard; I'll pass on doing the same with a tablet keyboard.)
    Nah I don't get a "please enable cookies" thing. I get "Page cannot be displayed," the same as if my Wi-Fi was turned off and I tried to load a page. As far as using another browser, that would probably require cracking the Kindle, which I haven't wanted to do. They only support their own browser (I won't get into the reasons for this but basically tracking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimbleGrumble View Post
    As far as using another browser, that would probably require cracking the Kindle, which I haven't wanted to do. They only support their own browser (I won't get into the reasons for this but basically tracking)
    Doublecheck the Amazon app store. It's been a while since I used a Kindle but they had Opera & Dolphin in their store at one time. (Both are still listed in the "Apps for Android" section of the amazon.com website, though they don't specify which devices they're available for.)

    Really, aside from a few hiccups here and there (and an admittedly horrible default theme), the new lotro site seems to be working within reasonable standards. If Kindle's default browser can't handle that, you might want to consider unlocking your device so you can use a browser that does comply with modern web standards. As an added bonus, Mobile Firefox handles the Stylish plugin just fine, so my tablet can make use of users' modified forum themes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjolier View Post
    Doublecheck the Amazon app store. It's been a while since I used a Kindle but they had Opera & Dolphin in their store at one time. (Both are still listed in the "Apps for Android" section of the amazon.com website, though they don't specify which devices they're available for.)

    Really, aside from a few hiccups here and there (and an admittedly horrible default theme), the new lotro site seems to be working within reasonable standards. If Kindle's default browser can't handle that, you might want to consider unlocking your device so you can use a browser that does comply with modern web standards. As an added bonus, Mobile Firefox handles the Stylish plugin just fine, so my tablet can make use of users' modified forum themes.
    Thanks for your response. I've been looking around and the only thing I can find in the Amazon App Store that might work is something called Maxthon Mobile. I've never heard of it but I guess it's a browser. I guess I'll try it out.

    Well I tried that out, got the same problem, "Web page not available," as if my network isn't connected of as if i typed the address in wrong. I'm sure there are others out there, but I don't know of a single other website that does this on my Kindle Fire.
    Last edited by GrimbleGrumble; Aug 12 2013 at 02:08 PM.

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    I haven't had much luck with problem. Kindle Fire is less than 2 years old; not exactly ancient technology. I have been unable to find other websites, even those which ought to have just as secure of a connection, that are unable to load. I can enter my credit card and order things online on 'secure' websites, but I am unable to post on a game forum. Any helpful suggestions will be rewarded with virtual cookies, or virtual pie, your choice. Or, if that doesn't suit you, I can make some pretty delicious virtual grilled veggies.

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    Nobody at Turbine has a Kindle Fire? Nobody wants to comment? Google searches for "kindle fire unable to load https" gives me, guess what, a bunch of pages with the "https:" protocol. Interestingly, all of those work, so it seems to me that the "https" protocol isn't actually the root of my problem. Anybody have any other ideas? Still trying to figure out why exactly this website won't work in the first place.

 

 

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